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2016 Applied Tech Awards
Eight technology innovations that are reshaping the future of the limited-service restaurant industry.
2015’s Biggest Brand Stories
Six news-makers that helped define the year in limited-service restaurants.
The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
Tops in Translation
Three ways to ensure your international concept can successfully grow in the U.S.
Putting Some Pop in Soda
Operators play with technology, craft procedures to make stand-out soda.
Supersize Me Not
Included in Pizza Hut’s recent brand reboot was a Skinny Slice pizza, which uses a thinner crust.
No Hangover in Sight
Naysayers have doubts about alcohol service in limited-service settings, but many fast casuals are partying on.
2014’s Top Brand Stories
The top players from a busy year in quick-service news.
Inked and Pierced
Brands consider how employee appearance reflects company.
Brands invest in wireless charging technology to boost traffic.
Frappuccino Happy Hour Returns to Starbucks
Frappuccino Happy Hour returned to Starbucks May 1–10. Customers can visit a participating Starbucks store from 3–5 p.m.
Starbucks Kicks Off 4th Annual Global Month of Service
Starbucks announced the launch of its 4th annual Global Month of Service, with Starbucks employees, customers, and community members once again coming...
Starbucks Announces New Brand Partner: Oprah
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO of Starbucks, and Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, today announced a first-of-its-k...
Starbucks Amends Agreement with Keurig Green Mountain
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages with its brewing technology, and Starbucks Coffee C...
Quick-Serve Industry Continues to Rise and Shine
With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge.
Quick Serves Ring in New Year with Renewed Focus on Health
The limited-service restaurant industry is cashing in on diners’ New Year’s resolutions for healthy eating in a big way.
Starbucks Leases End Cap Space in New Providence, NJ
Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks leased space in a New Providence, New Jersey, shopping center, marking its first deal in the Garden State since e...
Evolution Fresh Grows Under Starbucks Umbrella
Evolution Fresh, the Starbucks subsidiary specializing in cold-pressed juices, made a splash earlier this month after announcing the opening of its fi...
Starbucks' Teavana Concept Launches in NYC
Starbucks previewed the first-of-its-kind Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in New York City’s Upper East Side.
Starbucks Ranks No. 1 Quick Serve for Digital Gifting
RSR Research unveiled the results of a benchmarking report entitled, “Digital Gift Cards: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.” This is the third time RSR...
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